Kyphosis

Common Name(s)

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a disorder characterized by the abnormal rounding of the middle-upper section of the spine (thoracic section). As a result, individuals with this disorder often appear to be hunched over at all times. Individuals may have problems performing basic tasks, such as walking and sitting, and may often experience fatigue. Treatment is based on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patients. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to realign the spine. Additionally, physical therapists may create exercise plans for individuals to strengthen their back and spine to prevent further curving of the spine.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 151 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Usefulness of anterior cervical fusion using titanium interbody cage for treatment of cervical degenerative disease with preoperative segmental kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Kunihiko Hosoi, Hitoshi Tonomura, Ryota Takatori, Masateru Nagae, Yasuo Mikami, Toru Osawa, Yuji Arai, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(32):e7749.

 

Favorable bone fusion and clinical results have been reported for anterior cervical fusion (ACF) using titanium interbody cage (TIC). This method might induce postoperative subsidence and local kyphosis, but the relationship between radiological changes and preoperative local alignment ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Utilization of ring-shaped bone allograft for surgical treatment of adolescent post-tubercular kyphosis: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Xiang Yin, Peng Liu, Yao-Yao Liu, Wei-Li Fan, Bai-Yi Liu, Jian-Hua Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(24):e7132.

 

This study aimed to investigate the mid-term outcome of ring-shaped bone allografts in the surgical treatment of adolescent post-tubercular kyphosis secondary to spinal tuberculosis.The records of adolescent patients diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis who received treatment in our ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017

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Correction of sagittal imbalance in treatment for adult degenerative scoliosis with thoracic lordosis and lumbar kyphosis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Di Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(16):e6416.

 

Lumbar degenerative scoliosis (LDS) is a common spinal disease for senior citizens. However, LDS accompanied with thoracic lordosis and lumbar kyphosis (LK) is rare in clinic. No reports have reported LDS with thoracic lordosis and LK.

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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The terms "Kyphosis" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence and Consequences of the Proximal Junctional Kyphosis After Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Chunda Yan, Yong Li, Zhange Yu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May;95(20):e3471.

 

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and patient outcomes of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) in pediatric patients and adolescents who received surgical interventions for the treatment of a spinal deformity.Literature was searched in electronic databases, and studies ...

Last Updated: 20 May 2016

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Review article: Surgical approaches for correction of post-tubercular kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Jaykar R Panchmatia, Lawrence G Lenke, Sean Molloy, Kenneth M C Cheung, Khaled M Kebaish

Journal: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015 Dec;23(3):391-4.

 

This study reviewed the literature regarding the pros and cons of various surgical approaches (anterior, anterolateral, combined, and posterior) for correction of post-tubercular kyphosis. The anterior and anterolateral approaches are effective in improving neurological deficit but ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2015

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Spinal Cord Injury After Extremity Surgery in Children With Thoracic Kyphosis.
 

Author(s): Blazej Pruszczynski, William G Mackenzie, Kenneth Rogers, Klane K White

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2015 Oct;473(10):3315-20.

 

Spinal cord injury is a rare complication after lower extremity surgery in children with skeletal dysplasia and thoracic kyphosis. We encountered two patients who had this complication, from among 51 (39 from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and 12 from Seattle Children's ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2015

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Last Updated: 9 Aug 2016

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Physical Therapy Treatment Once a Month Versus Once a Week for Posture Improvement in Children and Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Postural Kyphosis, Thoracic Region

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2017

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Last Updated: 30 May 2017

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